If there’s one person who knows how to express herself, especially when it comes to fashion, it’s Madonna.
Since the 1980s, the Queen of Pop has been pushing the envelope with her style. When she burst onto the scene, she was all about teased hair and lace, which she often paired with rosaries and crosses (a nod to her Catholic upbringing). Then we saw her go through a Marilyn Monroe phase, most notably in her “Material Girl” music video (a nod to the Monroe-starring “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”). Then came the Blond Ambition era, followed by a slew of other reinventions.
In honor of the Material Girl’s birthday ― she turns 60 on Aug. 16 ― we’re taking a look back at 60 of her most iconic style moments over the years.
From her infamous Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra to her Marie Antoinette–inspired VMAs performance look to her heavenly black gown at this year’s Met Gala, Madonna really has worn it all.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story included the wrong date for the photo of Madonna performing in a floral ensemble. It was 1987, not 1983.